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Our usual techniques for the identification of faults have left a gap in our understanding of the role that faults play in the subsurface. When dealing with reservoirs, especially matrix-producing reservoirs, we usually practice 'fault & fracture denial' and spend little time in mapping smaller-scale faults in the early exploration, appraisal and development phases.
We typically only focus on faults once drilling and production performance presents us with unexpected results, such as fluid losses and geomechanical problems during drilling, or reservoir compartmentalisation, water (or gas) channeling along fault planes or cross-flow between wells or zones.
This approach has resulted in problems in many reservoirs around the world, e.g. costly drilling issues, sub-optimal field developments, production deferrals, facility constraints, costly field re-developments incl. well work-overs and infill well drilling, and have even caused uneconomic fields.
Structural compartmentalisation has e.g. been found to be the number one risk to field developments in the North Sea.
The methods that we have employed in the past have led to a systematic under-sampling of smaller-scale fault populations in our fields, and through this to the systematic under-estimation of the effects and risks that faults can pose on the successful drilling, exploration and production of resources.
New seismic techniques in the identification of small-scale faults have shown in recent years that every well penetrates multiple small-scale faults in the subsurface, without these usually being identified through other methods. These intersections can result in many observations in wells – fluid losses during drilling, borehole stability issues, flow enhancement through natural fracture production (sweet spots), cross-flow between zones and wells, premature water production through fault channeling, and others. Faults always affect and in fact channel fluid flow, either parallel to the fault plane when a fault is sealing (compartmentalisation), or directly along the fault plane when the fault is open.Find out more »
PESA SA/NT 2019 Christmas Luncheon and Industry Review When: Thursday 5th December, 12pm for 12:30 Where: The Ballroom, Ayers House, 288 North Tce Adelaide Join us for our annual Christmas luncheon with the 2019 Year End Oil & Gas Review presented by Simon Brealey The presentation will look back at key developments in the oil and gas patch since last year’s PESA Christmas luncheon, comment on activities of some Australian companies and bravely make some predictions for the year ahead Menu…Find out more »
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
Join us for the PESA QLD, QUPEX, SPE, ASEG, FESQ Christmas Party on Thursday 5th December, 2019 PESA QLD is teaming up with Queensland Petroleum Exploration Association (QUPEX), the QLD branch of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Qld Branch of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG), and the Queensland branch of the Formation Evaluation Society of Australia (FESQ). Come along and start the festive season with us! Tickets are strictly limited to 200 Secure your tickets now…Find out more »
Connolly, WA 6027 Australia
PESA-ASEG 32nd Annual Golf Classic: Joondalup Resort Golf Course Visit our gallery page for this event here. The PESA-ASEG Annual Golf Classic is one of the most pleasant and well-attended oil and mineral industry golf tournaments held in Perth with recent years enjoying attendances of 100+ players. This years tournament will be hosted at Joondalup Resort, on Friday 6th December 2019. The Joondalup Resort golf course, designed by the internationally renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr, presents a tough, uncompromising layout, featuring…Find out more »
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
FREE TO ATTEND! The Young Professional committees at PESA, SPE and Petroleum Club have joined together to bring a monthly “After Work Drinks Series” to the young professionals of Perth! Join us at a different bar each month to socialise with old friends and new. This month’s catch-up details… DATE: FRIDAY, 31ST JANUARY 2020 VENUE: PRINCE LANE BAR TIME: 5PM ONWARDS Spread the word, bring your colleagues/friends and we look forward to seeing you there! On arrival look for the SPE, PESA &…Find out more »
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
Please join us for the joint PESA-SPE-ASEG summer social to kick off 2020. Food, drinks and a chance to catch up. Please advise any dietary requirementsFind out more »
Flagstaff Hill, South Australia 5159 Australia
41 ST ANNUAL PESA/SPE SA GOLF DAY CANCELLED Due to recent events related to the global outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the actions taken by the Australian and State Governments to minimise the spread rate of COVID-19 in the community, the PESA/SPE SA Golf Day Organising Committee has decided to cancel the 41 st Annual PESA/SPE SA Golf Day, scheduled for Friday March 20 th . It is unfortunate that current circumstances have resulted in cancellation of this event, which…Find out more »
Please join PESA SA-NT Branch on Wednesday 3rd June for a guided virtual tasting of six wines from Jericho Wines (https://jerichowines.com.au/), starting at 6:30 p.m.. Winemaker Neil Jericho will spend the first hour or so talking us through the 2 white and 4 red wines in their special, limited-duration tasting pack (https://jerichowines.com.au/product/tasting-pack-6-x-100ml/). After that, PESA members are welcome to continue the festivities! The pack contains a set of tasting notes, a $10 voucher redeemable against the online purchase of wines from…Find out more »
Please join PESA SA-NT Branch on Wednesday 17th June for a guided virtual tasting of six wines from Dowie Doole (https://www.dowiedoole.com/), starting at 6:30 p.m.. Winemaker Chris Thomas will spend the first hour or so talking us through six fabulous Dowie Doole wines based on their special, limited-duration Highlights tasting pack (https://www.dowiedoole.com/tasting-pod-pack-highlights). After that, PESA members are welcome to continue the festivities! The pack contains information about Dowie Doole, the wines and the vineyards and six 100ml tasting samples (equivalent…Find out more »
PESA SA/NT are pleased to announce the re-start of the PESA Technical Lunches, starting 27th of August, Ayers House PESA SA/NT branch will hold a short AGM presentation to announce the 2020/21 committee members and a quick overview of activities just before the general announcements Evaluating Seals: Determining the Hydrocarbon Retention Potential of Caprocks Abstract: The accumulation of hydrocarbons requires a porous reservoir overlain by an impermeable caprock or seal. The importance of the caprock is that it provides containment of…Find out more »